Step 8: how to make baked macaroni and cheese

Baked macaroni and cheese is the best as far as I'm concerned. The crispy top and edges, the extra melty cheese, the sound it makes when it comes out of the oven.


And it's super easy to do.
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F
  2. Fill a 9x9 baking dish with macaroni and cheese
  3. Sprinkle a couple of handfuls of breadcrumbs over the top
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the top is browned and crispy
<p>I've found Julia Child's suggestion &quot;to warm the milk before adding it&quot; to be very useful. If you heat the milk to lukewarm, the sauce will be much smoother and require much less stirring. Much easier!!</p>
I made this for dinner for the girls tonight, they loved it! Great recipe!
I make a pasta bake based on mac and cheese. When cooking the pasta add cauliflower pieces, chunks of potato, carrot etc and in the last five mins, broccoli. In a frypan with a little oil, fry up some chopped onion, capsicum (bell pepper), chorizo, and/or bacon. Combine everything and throw it in the casserole dish. Rather than breadcrumbs I like to add EVEN MORE grated cheese, and generous sprinkle of sesame seeds. NOM NOM.
I appreciate the simplicity of this dish... also, the cheeeesiness. Great job, hey, if you like cheeses my enchiladas pack a mean punch. <br> <br>http://www.instructables.com/id/Bris-Easy-Cheesy-Chicken-Verde-Enchiladas/
Finally!!!! Something cheesy w/o that (pardon my language) shitty Velveeta!!!!
I'm 14 and made this for my family today. No leftovers and 4 people eating... Easy to make and delicious! Best version of macaroni cand cheese!
Yayayayay! That's awesome. I'm so happy ya'll liked it. :D
This might very well be the best food I have ever tasted. Thanks! :)
For an interesting taste difference, try boiling the macaroni in beer and replace some of your other liquid with beer.
This, my friends, is the right way of thinking!
I'm liking this idea... What style of beer would you recommend?
Personally I'd go with something with a little flavor, definitely not a light beer or a standard lager or pilsner. Maybe something like a wheat yeast beer (hefeweizen), standard wheat (Bell's Oberon) or an amber beer (like Killians).
quick question : do you rince pasta? <br> <br>and by the way, nice and clear instructable!!!
Nope, I just leave it as is. :D <br /> <br />And thank you!
Love Mac and Cheese. My wife and I always get the Costco mac and cheese. It's pretty good, and we bake it too. But this looks sooo much better. I think I know what's for dinner tomorrow. :-)
Sounds wonderful! Hope to try it soon. Good instructable! Great photos, entertaining text, clear directions. Keep 'em coming!
on my Thanksgiving menu! Cant wait! Thanks
I strongly suggest a quick spritz of cooking spray. It makes clean up a breeze.
I've never had it stick, but I don't use metal pans for it. I bet you'd need cooking spray then! <br /> <br />There's enough butter and fact from the cheese to keep it sticking to glass or stoneware. :D
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Thank You. &lt;( :- D)=[
I figured it looked like a darn fine gravy till I seen this cheese go in.!
I don't see any white wine in your collection of ingredients. I hope you'll do one where you make the BEST mac and cheese....with wine innit. It really does make a BIG difference.
Yummo this looks delicious <br>
Wonderful as always!!...
Ok the video was the deal maker. The sound it made was awesome. I'm going to try this for my wife and kids tonight. I bet they are going to love it just like I know I will. Thanks and keep them comeing please mam.
Same for me xD
hey Jesse, that &quot;I present to you&quot; line with the smiley was so funny xD
i am defiantly making this as soon as i can buy a nice cheese, what one would you recommend the most?
At first I thought that Mac was short for Macintosh and this was a parody of some sort with Windows being the cheese. I'm sad sometimes......
It looks awesome...I just wish I had adorable dishes to prepare it in! :)
I tried making velveeta mac and cheese a few weeks ago and thought it was super icky! I can't wait to try this! Have you used any cheeses other than cheddar?
Ohhhhhh yeah. All kinds! Emmental, parmesan, gruyere, pepper jack, gouda, manchego - as long as it's strong and/or slightly crumbly it'll work awesome. :D <br /> <br />I've mixed all sorts in one batch, too, it's a great use for all the little bits of cheese you might have left in your fridge.
Sweet! Oh man I feel a strong need for some pepper jack now :D<br><br>Thanks!
Faith in humanity restored after watching the video
Looks amazing, I've been thinking about mac and cheese since I went to a new bar in town for lunch... <br> <br>Y'know the way mac and cheese is always good and sort of comforting? This was shockingly good, bigger, lighter pasta and less goopy with some unidentifiable flavour that added so much to it. <br> <br>Any guesses? <br> <br>
mmmmm creamy cheesy pasta is a favorite amongst members of my family, my brother would love this! (so would i by the looks of things )
I can always go for a nice creamy bowl of mac and cheese!
Yummmmmmmmmm You're going to have to invite me to one of those get together someday. =)
This looks awesome, the only problem, I need you to come cook it for me. :) Well it was worth a shot!

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